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What Mount Rainier Can Teach Us

What Mount Rainier Can Teach Us

Rising 14,409 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier towers so far above Seattle that a person can forecast the day’s weather by it. When the most glaciated peak in the entire continental U.S. is in clear view, the day holds pleasant temperatures and dry skies. If clouds obscure its lofty flanks, settle in for a…
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Peak ascents, laughter in the rain: a 10-Day Youth Adventure

Peak ascents, laughter in the rain: a 10-Day Youth Adventure

From July 17th to the 26th, Summit Adventure instructors Daniel Hiebert and Kristen Narum took out five young adults backpacking on a 10-day adventure leadership course through the Sierra National Forest and Ansel Adams Wilderness. Upon their return to Summit’s Base at the end of their trip, I had the privilege to interview three of…
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Adventures in joy: an interview with Go For It! instructors

Adventures in joy: an interview with Go For It! instructors

Since the early years of Summit Adventure’s foundation, Tim Hansel instituted an adaptive program which still runs today, known as our Go For It! course. The course allows for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities to engage in outdoor adventure activities, led by a team of instructors. During the summer 2015 Go For It!, a group…
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A Bridge Worth Crossing

A Bridge Worth Crossing

Editor’s note: The following is a blog post written by Carey Smith–Summit Instructor and wife of Executive Director Tom Smith–in which she reflects on overcoming challenges throughout her exploration of Patagonia during Summit Adventure’s first trekking course in that region.  We started our trek crossing the most rickety, terrifying, worn-out wooden bridge you could imagine…And it was…
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10 Days in Patagonia with Summit Adventure

10 Days in Patagonia with Summit Adventure

Editor’s note: Upon his return from Summit Adventure’s inaugural trek & serve course in Patagonia, participant Miles Bocianski wrote a brief recap and reflection of his time on course. Read his thoughts on trekking in Argentine Patagonia below. Words cannot begin to express the joy, gratitude, and refreshment experienced during this journey to Argentina. After 26…
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Yosemite Backpacking Discoveries with Hananiah and Dekota

Yosemite Backpacking Discoveries with Hananiah and Dekota

For Summit Adventure’s most recent course, we teamed up with eight Bridgemont high school students, led by their principal Evan Anderson. Bridgemont, a private Christian school in San Francisco, features a Field Studies program as a part of their curriculum in order to implement a well-rounded education that extends beyond the classroom. Students choose one…
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Surviving Winter Camping With Jocelyn, Biola Student

Surviving Winter Camping With Jocelyn, Biola Student

On January 15th, members of the Summit Adventure and Biola University communities embarked on a four-day winter camping excursion in the Yosemite wilderness. At the end of the trip, Writing/Social Media Intern Jennifer Boudreau sat down with course participant Jocelyn Horsager to ask about her personal experience.  A third-year student at Biola University and resident of…
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Jennifer on Snowshoeing, the Yosemite Panorama

Jennifer on Snowshoeing, the Yosemite Panorama

As the new Writing/Social Media Intern, Jennifer Boudreau joined Summit Adventure for her first extended experience of snow camping. The following recaps her perspective of a four-day custom course in the Yosemite Wilderness with Biola University. For more information about custom courses with Summit Adventure, click here. 1.15 Day One:  We arrived at Badger Pass after…
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Sheehan Family Writes About Experience on Course

Sheehan Family Writes About Experience on Course

Summit Adventure started offering a new course this past summer for single parents and their children. Jana Sheehan and her three kids were the first to experience this new course. Jana was kind enough to let us share her thoughts on the course and why it was so meaningful for her family during one of…
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Joshua Tree Climbing and Service Custom Course

Joshua Tree Climbing and Service Custom Course

Summit Adventure is based in Bass Lake, California, right outside of Yosemite National Park. With such an amazing course area in our backyard, many people are surprised to learn that we offer programs far away from our home base. One of our favorite course areas is in Southern California, where for the past few years…
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